January 30, 2014
HOOPESTOWN, IL — The Lorraine Theatre has had its fair share of ups and downs but now it has a new lease on life thanks too a generous local supporter. Fontella Fraley Krout purchased the theatre in December and immediately donated it to the Save the Lorraine Foundation. They plan to make an assessment on restoration costs but in the meantime, are showing films to raise money at the Little Lorraine down the block.
Read more in the News Gazette.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
January 6, 2014
BUFFALO, NY — Some lucky theatergoers got a sneak peek at the North Park Theatre before it’s grand reopening later this month and the feedback is off the charts. With a restored ceiling and refurbished original concession stand, its fans couldn’t be happier.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to MovieMark for providing the photo.)
November 6, 2013
NORTH TONAWANDA, NY — Following a fundraising campaign where they raised $275,000, the Riviera Theatre has gotten started on restoring its marquee. They plan to bring it back to its 1947 look but also incorporate new LED display panels.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
October 31, 2013
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced plans last week for $600 Million in redevelopment funds to be pumped into Journal Square. A three-tower residential project may be the centerpiece of the deal but $2.5 Million is still earmarked for the Loew’s Jersey. The goal is for the square to become an entertainment hub for the area.
Read more at the Jersey’s official website.
(Thanks to kiwiplant for providing the photo.)
October 24, 2013
MANISTEE, MI — The Oleson Foundation has committed another $150,000 to restore the Vogue Theatre which is a classic small town art deco theater in Manistee which was built in 1938 and closed in 2005. The donation brings the foundation’s total donations to $200,000. This brings the total donations from nearly 700 donors to nearly $1.9 million. The goal is $2.4 million. The restoration campaign hopes to reopen the theater in early December.
Further details can be found in UpNorthLive.com.
September 16, 2013
LONDON, ENGLAND — With so many glory days since its opening in 1932, it’s hard to believe that the best days of the Eventim Apollo may be ahead of her. But that may be precisely the case after a 5 Million Pound restoration has it looking better than ever. The famed cinema and concert venue most notably remembered as the site of David Bowie’s final show with the Spiders from Mars, has reopened with an ambitious concert slate the rest of the year.
Check out some gorgeous photos and read more in the Daily Mail.
(Thanks to 70mmbobbyj for providing the photo.)
July 8, 2013
The Journal-Sentinel is reporting that Myron Heaton is spearheading a new plan to restore and reopen Milwaukee’s long-closed Grand Theatre. According to the report, “Heaton said the estimated price tag for the theater and the land is under $1 million, which with funds available through a family trust he can cover. As soon as the building, which has sat dormant for 18 years, is purchased, the restoration and construction can begin.” The project is slated to cost over $60 million and is in the very early stages of its development.
(Thanks to Trolleyguy for providing the photo.)
June 27, 2013
December 27, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — The Foundation for the Carolinas to restore the Carolina Theatre after receiving various proposals. They plan to start construction in the next few years on an office building above the theatre, which will host entertainment on the weekends and become a non-profit.
Read more in the Charlotte Observer.